Feeder Pig Market price

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Feeder Pig Market price

Postby pigmamaw » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:48 pm

Does anyone know the price per pound on feeder pigs today. We had a littler of pigs that were too late for any shows so we have fattened them up and they are ready to sell, but not sure what market price is today and I have people asking. They are weighing around 250-280.
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Postby HogDoc » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:58 pm

I hauled a couple to the locker for a guy Monday morning I charged him $62 That is a buck or two more than market.
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Postby Mary-Okie » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:13 pm

glad I read this one again. You said feeder pig prices in your subject line but are asking about market hog prices in your post.

Auctions around here are $0.60 - 0.65/lb for mkt hogs right now. Feeder pigs 50 - 75 lbs are bringing $1/lb.
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Postby swinedad » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:09 am

Feeder pig prices in our area have been weak all summer and fall. Your pigs are finished out. People seem to want one ready to butcher here in our area. They seem to be afraid of the feed cost. Sold a cull sow last week for $.54 per pound at the market. 60 pound feeders averaged a little less than $.50 per pound. Past 3 years we have been able to sale all but a few right off the farm for $1 per pound up to about 60 pounders.

Unless Christmas gets in your way you should be able to get $.55 to $.65 per pound.

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Postby Darin » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:12 am

Feeder pig and SEW prices have just recently surged higher. Up until a few weeks ago you could barely give them away. Nobody wanted to feed hogs this fall that were going to market in winter/early spring. The math didn't work. You'd have been looking at $50 per head losses. Looking at feed prices and hog futures now you can see why little pig prices have surged higher. I've got commercial clients getting about $60 for a high-health, 3-week-old weaned pig.

Market hogs and sows have gained some ground as well. Had a commercial client on Friday who was quoted cull sow prices of $60 cwt for 450lb. and under, on up to $68 cwt for 600lbs and over. Market hogs bringing about $65 cwt.
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Postby torf » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:13 pm

Went with a friend yesterday to Zumbrota MN and sold 36 lb average for 18 dollars each. 65 pound average was 39 each. A kick in the nuts to say the least!
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Postby swinedad » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:43 pm

Darin that's really good news for some. The bad news is that for mid west show pig people the window has 90% closed in trying to get a break-even price on feeder pigs from summer and early fall litters. Most people have sold those feeder pigs at probably half the price of last years crop. Just a part of doing business. But it's a scramble to make things work out from now 'til spring crop. Us farmers are positive people though if nothing else.

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Postby Darin » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:20 pm

swinedad wrote:Darin that's really good news for some. The bad news is that for mid west show pig people the window has 90% closed in trying to get a break-even price on feeder pigs from summer and early fall litters. Most people have sold those feeder pigs at probably half the price of last years crop. Just a part of doing business. But it's a scramble to make things work out from now 'til spring crop. Us farmers are positive people though if nothing else.

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Postby trivswine » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:06 am

sold some a couple weeks ago $1.25/lb. and sold 2 sows .56/lb.
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Postby bobthepig » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:02 am

I sold 11 pigs Monday at the yards in hillsboro, they were around 25lbs. I got $11.00 each. Charged me $5.62 each to sell them think I would be better off off knocking them in the head when they was born. What a hoby! LOL
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Postby swinedad » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:31 am

Bobthepig, We've been in your shoes before. Once sold a very mature boar at the stockyards for $24.00 and change.

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Postby littlerickey » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:15 pm

sold 9,pigs, @ 60# for $27.50 a head at Kidron thurday, thats bad!!
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Postby mote » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:47 pm

If they aren't sold as a showpig, then they are simply commodity pork. Where supply and demand and the price of feed determines the value. Plus nobody really likes to buy a few head of pigs with unknown health status (they always assume the worst) that has been run through an auction barn. Takes a lot of those pigs to fill a 2,000 head finisher barn.
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Postby bobthepig » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:57 pm

It is hard to raise them and give them away.
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Postby littlerickey » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:56 am

Amen to that
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